Just a little under a few weeks after details of the Samsung Galaxy Premier leaked out, the Android 4.1-powered handset has been made officially official by Samsung. Many of the features rumored for the device have held true, including a 4.65-inch 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor and NFC support. Also included are 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras, 8GB or 16GB storage, a microSD card slot, 2,100mAh battery and Jelly Bean beneath Samsung's TouchWiz UI.
One aspect of the Galaxy Premier that hadn't really leaked out before was its pricing and availability. Samsung confirmed those details as well today, revealing that the Premier will start landing on Russian shelves in November and will eventually make its way to Southeast Asia, China and Korea. It'll also be available in the Ukraine in December with a price tag of 5,555 Ukrainian hryvnias, which works out to around $679. There's no word on any sort of U.S. release, but hey, at least we finally answered the "Hey, what's that mysterious GT-I9260 device?" question.
Premium features at a reasonable price: Samsung smartphone is GALAXY Premier
Seoul, Korea - October 30, 2012 - The company Samsung Electronics, a global leader in media and digital convergence technologies, is a new GALAXY Premier - a smartphone that provides users with premium features exclusive family of innovative devices GALAXY, at a reasonable price.
Smartphone GALAXY Premier is equipped with unique software functions and all the innovative features that customers expect to find in a family unit GALAXY. These include Face Detection, Voice activation applications, as well as unlimited opportunities to view and share multimedia content. In this stylish smartphone inherited sophisticated design and visual appeal, which at the time made the incredibly popular smartphone GALAXY S II and GALAXY S III.
In addition, GALAXY Premier has most intelligent features that are unique to the market's own development of the company Samsung, including S Beam, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Pop-up Play and Best Photo.
The new GALAXY Premier runs on Android TM 4/1 (Jelly Bean), offering users exceptional performance, advanced graphics, minimal application loading and an intuitive interface.
Selling smartphone GALAXY Premier will start in November 2012 in Russia. The device will be available in South East Asia, China and Korea. Depending on the region and suppliers go on sale in two versions Smartphone - 3G and LTE.
Smartphone Samsung GALAXY Premier appears in the Ukrainian retail in December 2012. New products will be available only until the end of the year in limited quantities at a suggested price of 5555 USD.